Men's Edition Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A Brief History ...

For the 2014-15 campaign, nine Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) member colleges are participating in the 48th season of ACAC men's hockey.

The predecessor to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, the Western Inter-College Conference (WICC) was formed in 1964 with five charter members.  The conference was formed with a mandate to regulate, coordinate, and promote activities in athletics and the fine arts.

During the WICC's initial season in the academic year of 1964-65, men's hockey was designated an exhibition sport.  Men's hockey received official sanctioning for the 1965-66 season.

In 1969, the fine arts program was eliminated and the name of the Western Inter-Collegiate Conference was changed to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).

The success of the 4 West Championships, which introduced interprovincial competition between British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in 1971, led to the formation of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) in 1973.

The Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) was formally established to be the national governing body for men's and women's college sport in Canada.  The first CCAA national hockey championships occurred in March of 1975.

In 1980, the Vikings hosted the Viking Cup in Camrose for the first time.  In the next quarter of a century, the tournament showcased future NHL players and coaches.

Of all CCAA conferences, the ACAC has been the most dominant at the national level winning 16 of 22 national championships.

Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
Champions
Beginning in 1971-72, the ACAC champion was determined by playoffs. Previously, the team with the best regular season record was named champion.
Season Team Coach
2013-14 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2012-13 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Serge Lajoie
2011-12 Augustana Vikings Blaine Gusdal
2010-11 Mount Royal University Cougars Jean LaForest
2009-10 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2008-09 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2007-08 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2006-07 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2005-06 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Welsh
2004-05 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
2003-04 Grant MacEwan College Griffins Terry Ewasiuk
2002-03 Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder Jim MacLean
2001-02 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
2000-01 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1999-2000 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
1998-99 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1997-98 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1996-97 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
1995-96 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Don Depoe
1994-95 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1993-94 Red Deer College Kings Ron Kraft
1992-93 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1991-92 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1990-91 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Rick Carriere
1989-90 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1988-89 Red Deer College Kings Mike Babcock
1987-88 Mount Royal College Cougars Jim Webster
1986-87 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1985-86 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1984-85 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1983-84 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1982-83 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1981-82 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Bob Moore
1980-81 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Bob Moore
1979-80 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1978-79 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Bob Moore
1977-78 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1976-77 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1975-76 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks Dr. Garnet Cummings
1974-75 Camrose Lutheran College Vikings Joe Voytechek
1973-74 Mount Royal College Cougars J. Lyn Bannister
1972-73 Mount Royal College Cougars J. Lyn Bannister
1971-72 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks Dr. Garnet Cummings
1970-71 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks Walt Babiy, Bill Bresnahan*
Red Deer College Kings Val Schneider*
1969-70 Red Deer College Kings Val Schneider
1968-69 Mount Royal Junior College Cougars Don Stouffer
1967-68 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks Doug Hall
1966-67 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks John Utendale
1965-66 Mount Royal Junior College Cougars Cecil Thompson
NAIT Blue/Gold Champions
The NAIT Blue Gold Classic, with the exception of the 1994-95 campaign has been held annually since 1987.
Season Team Coach
2011-12 Augustana Vikings Blaine Gusdal
2010-11 Mount Royal University Cougars Jean LaForest
2009-10 Portage College Voyageurs Terry Ewasiuk
2008-09 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Terry Ballard
2007-08 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Terry Ballard
2006-07 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Terry Ballard
2005-06 Augustana University College Vikings Dan Peacocke
2004-05 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Terry Ballard
2003-04 Grant MacEwan College Griffins Terry Ewasiuk
2002-03 Augustana University College Vikings Gary Snydmiller
2001-02 Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder Jim MacLean
2000-01 Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder Jim MacLean
1999-2000 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Terry Ballard
1998-99 Red Deer College Kings Dan MacDonald
1997-98 Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder Jim MacLean
1996-97 Red Deer College Kings Ray Bennett
1995-96 Red Deer College Kings Ray Bennett
1993-94 University of Alberta Golden Bears Bill Moores
1992-93 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1991-92 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1990-91 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Rick Carriere
1989-90 University of Alberta Golden Bears Bill Moores
1988-89 University of Alberta Golden Bears Clare Drake
1987-88 Stony Plain Eagles  
1983-84 University of Alberta Golden Bears Bill Moores
1980-81 EMHA Reps  
1977-78 Camrose Lutheran College Vikings Joe Voytechek
1976-77 Sherwood Park Knights  
1975-76 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1974-75 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1973-74 University of Alberta Bearcats
Canadian Colleges Athletic Association
Champions
The CCAA Championship Bowl was donated by the College of Cape Breton in 1975 when they hosted the first Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) National Hockey Championships. In 1996, the award was renamed as the Al Bohonous CCAA Championship Bowl in memory of the former Mount Royal athletic director. (In 1992, the CCAA Challenge Cup was awarded due to the format of the championships.)
Season Team Coach
2001-13 No CCAA Hockey Championships  
2000-01 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1999-2000 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
1998-99 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1997-98 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1996-97 Cambrian College Golden Shield Doug Bonhomme
1995-96 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Don Depoe
1992-95 No CCAA Hockey Championships  
1991-92 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1990-91 No CCAA Hockey Championships  
1989-90 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1988-89 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1987-88 Mount Royal College Cougars Jim Webster
1986-87 Cegep de Saint-Laurent Patriotes Gerard Gagnon
1985-86 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1984-85 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1983-84 Cegep de St. Hyacinthe Laureats Clement Jodoin
1982-83 Cegep de St. Hyacinthe Laureats Clement Jodoin
1981-82 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
1980-81 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Bob Moore
1979-80 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1978-79 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1977-78 College of Cape Breton Capers Dr. Carl Buchanan
1976-77 Red Deer College Kings Allan Ferchuk
1975-76 St. Clair College Saints Gerry Serviss
1974-75 Camrose Lutheran College Vikings Joe Voytechek
Viking Cup Champions
In 1980, after successful tours of Europe, Camrose Lutheran College hosted the first Viking Cup.  The first two tournaments were hosted in successive years.  Thereafter, the tournament was held every second year over a quarter of a century.
Season Team Coach
2005-06 University of Guelph Gryphons (University Division) Jeff Reid
Alberta Junior "A" Hockey League (AJHL) North Division Selects (Junior Division) Mark Howell
2003-04 Finland National Junior "18" Selects Harri Ahola
2001-02 Augustana University College Vikings Gary Snydmiller
1999-2000 USA National Junior "19" Selects Mike Hastings
1997-98 Saskatchewan Junior "A" Hockey League (SJHL) Selects Blaine Gusdal, Doug Hedley
1995-96 Finland National Junior "18" Selects Kari Jalonen
1993-94 Russia National Junior "18" Selects Jan Kamenetsky
1991-92 University of New Brunswick (UNB) Red Devils Mike Johnston
1989-90 McGill University Redmen Al Grazys, Jean Pronovost
1987-88 University of Alberta Golden Bears Clare Drake
1985-86 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks Perry Pearn
1983-84 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks Perry Pearn
1981-82 CSSR (Czechoslovakia) Junior Selects Vladimir Sustek, Julius Kovac
1980-81 TPS Juniors Johanni Wahlsten
SAIT Eye Opener Champions
The SAIT Eye Opener Tournament has been held annually since 1989-90.
Season Team Coach
2013-14 Thompson Rivers U. Wolfpack Don Schulz
2012-13 Innisfail Eagles Brian Sutter
2011-12 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2010-11 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2009-10 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
2008-09 University of Calgary Dinos Scott Atkinson
2007-08 Mount Royal College Cougars Dean Holden
2006-07 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Welsh
2005-06 University of Calgary Dinosaurs
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (co-winners)
Scott Atkinson
Greg Gatto
2004-05 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Bill Peters
2003-04 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
2002-03 Mount Royal College Cougars Wayne Andrews
2001-02 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Doug Irwin
2000-01 University of Calgary Dinosaurs Tim Bothwell
1999-2000 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Doug Irwin
1998-99 Mount Royal College Cougars Scott Atkinson
1997-98 University of Calgary Dinosaurs Tim Bothwell
1996-97 University of Calgary Dinosaurs Tim Bothwell
1995-96 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans Ken Babey
1994-95 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Don Depoe
1993-94 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Mike Babcock
1992-93 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Dave Adolph
1991-92 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Dave Adolph
1990-91 University of Brandon Bobcats Mark Arnett
1989-90 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks Perry Pearn
SAIT Polytechnic Challenge Cup
SAIT has hosted the Challenge Cup since 2007-08
Season Team Coach
2011-12 University of Calgary Dinos Mark Howell
2010-11 University of Alberta Golden Bears Eric Thurston
2009-10 University of Calgary Dinos Mark Howell
2008-09 University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Greg Gatto
2007-08 SAIT Polytechnic Trojans Ken Babey
Augustana Vikings Briercrest Clippers Concordia Thunder Grant MacEwan Griffins Keyano Huskies NAIT Ooks Portage Voyageurs Red Deer Kings SAIT Trojans
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